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Amazon Studios to Film 2014 Originals in 4K Ultra HD

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Amazon has announced that it will film all of their 2014 original series, including any new pilots, in 4K Ultra HD. 4K is the latest and most advanced in high definition video, utilizing displays with an aspect ratio of at least 16:9 and capable of showcasing video at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels or 8.3 million pixels.

Netflix: 4K Ultra HD Streaming Needs At Least 15Mbps

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Netflix previously set a goal to deliver 4K Ultra HD streaming sometime in 2014. On September 13th, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed some hints about 4K streaming in an interview with Claus Bülow Christensen, the producer of the Copenhagen Future of TV Conference — specifically, the 15Mbps bandwidth requirement.

Sony 4K Ultra HD Movie Service Will Require 100GB Downloads

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In an interview with The Verge, Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux discussed the Sony 4K movie download service at a Sony Press event in New York City. Molyneux remained secretive when asked if the 4K Ultra HD service would be available on the PS4, simply stating that, “I promise you will not be disappointed.”…

Westinghouse to offer “Roku Ready” Ultra HDTV’s at CES

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Westinghouse is preparing to launch a line of MHL-Compliant “Roku Ready” LED TV’s at CES, including Ultra HD models. Rather than including connectivity directly into the Ultra HDTV circuitry, users will simply plug in a wireless Roku Streaming Stick and let Roku do all of the grunt work. This approach will allow for future upgrades…